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IU -Bloomington Reports Molly's Innocuous Nickname Hides Drug's Potential Danger

The party drug Molly is far from being a safer, more pure form of MDMA – known for decades as Ecstasy – as “fans” claim, according to public health experts at the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University at Bloomington MPH Program. The amphetamine-based drug has been creeping into popular culture with a reputation for creating feelings of emotional warmth, empathy, and heightened sensuality, among other claims. In truth, consumers never know what they actually are taking because the drug can be mixed with other illegal drugs. Its effects can be altered when combined with alcohol, caffeine, or prescription drugs or in multiple doses.